New York, NY, Thursday, October 15, 2015 – The Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball are jointly contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that have ravaged parts of South Carolina.
Some of the hardest hit areas in South Carolina are those that many current and former Major Leaguers call home. With that in mind, and after consultation with several area Players, the $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations capable of lending assistance to the neediest victims.
The Red Cross of South Carolina receives a $125,000 contribution, Harvest Hope Food Bank $100,000 and NewSpring Church $25,000.
Today’s contributions follow a long history of joint-support provided by the Players and Major League Baseball to victims of natural disasters, and the parties encourage others to join in this effort to help assist with the area’s relief efforts.
“Major Leaguers are proud to be playing a role in helping provide support to the people in South Carolina adversely affected by the damaging floods,” said MLBPA Executive Director, Tony Clark. “The Players are happy to be joining with the Commissioner’s Office to help lend a hand to the individuals and organizations working diligently to bring relief to the hardest hit areas.”
Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said: “Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs are honored to support these worthy relief efforts in South Carolina in partnership with the Players Association. The National Pastime is united in making this contribution, and we will continue to keep the people of the affected communities in our thoughts during this time of need.”